This mix was around the time I began to sync up with Jackie's musical taste. While I still threw in some odd-ballers such as Cymbals Eat Guitars and Lana Del Rey, this mix hangs more on the Indie-Electronic and Disco-House genres. Enjoy!
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Ears Ringing, Teeth Clicking
I don't know much about Dirty Gold save for every song I hear takes me on an instant vacation. "California Sunrise" is no exception. Purity Ring is self-dubbed "Future Pop" — the song is a blend of haunted dubby hip-hop and warpy vocals. Future indeed. Also featured — a cover of a great song by arguable '90s powerhouse Sainte Etienne, an ambient remix from Niva, Icona Pop's "Manners" which blew up this year and adds Swede #2 to the mix, famed alt-indie-electro rockers CSS team up with Ratatat for my fave track of summer's end, an '80s throwback, my favorite YACHT track with playful vocals and lyrics, don't know much about Errors except that this song is synthy goodness, and ended it on the groovy, take-me-away sounds that result when Gui Boratto takes on Massive Attack.
A few years ago we started trading mixtapes as a fun way to share new (or old) songs that we thought our brother-from-another-mother (or sister-from-another-mister) might enjoy. It began with a simple set of parameters — 10 tracks and a title — and quickly* became this little site where we can share with the world the mixtapes we've shared with each other.
* This site was completed in under 24 hours on a chilly, winter evening warmed by the glows of our computers.
Andy is a 26-year-old graphic designer and musician from California. He works as a designer and spends his free time practicing DJing. Andy's favorite genres span—Dubstep, Electro-House, Moombahton, Hardcore/Punk, Shoegaze, Indie and many more.
Jackie is an interaction designer living and working in the Bay Area, often at the side of a cat who think's he's a dog, her best friend, and her favorite things: design, music and food. She created Family Knux as a place where she can give you two out of three. Maybe one day you'll get all three. Hmm.